This is interesting. From one year ago. Here, read…
Agent Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA stopped short of using the word “collusion,” but said the behavior of owners “feels coordinated, rightly or wrongly.”
“There is a rising tide among players for radical change,” Van Wagenen said in a Twitter post Friday. “A fight is brewing. And it may begin with one, maybe two, and perhaps 1,200 willing to follow. A boycott of spring training may be a starting point, if behavior doesn’t change.
Bottom line, the players are upset. No, they are outraged. Players in the midst of long-term contracts are as frustrated as those still seeking employment. Their voices are getting louder and they are uniting in a way not seen since 1994.” (via ABC News February 2018)
Hmm that’s interesting. I agree with Wags. Teams should spend money on Free Agents. Say Bruce Harper were available at age 26. A team in a big market should open the wallet and pay such a player. If not, perhaps players should boycott – and Wags I can connect you with a whole bunch of boycotters…wait they suck at boycotting, never mind….anyway the players should boycott spring training, I agree with you!
An article on cincinnati.com references a tweet, now deleted, in which Wags is said to have said “a rising tide” whatever that means. Perhaps he had a typo or something and that’s why it is now deleted. I get it. I do that.
Lets pass this one around, seems everyone forgot about this.
In the end, I think we can all agree that Wags is right. Teams should spend more on Free Agents, and how better to prove that you are a man of your convictions by spending more on Free Agents now that you are in power to do so. Your move Wags. You have two OFers and nobody at first. But the two 2B and two closers are happy.